Diversify your international student population by capitalizing on scholarship opportunities for both international and study abroad students. This ongoing resource will from AACRAO International will highlight opportunities by focusing on particular regions, now featuring Asia. Click here for previously-published resources from the Gulf.
The majority of countries in Asia do not provide scholarships to students seeking an education outside of those countries. Many more provide scholarships to foreign students seeking an education within those countries, and just as many provide scholarships for their own students wanting to study at a postsecondary institution within their country. As a result, most of the available scholarships for studying abroad are provided by agencies and foundations other than the government.
Nevertheless, students in Asia looking for scholarships to study abroad can find a list here. And for a list of scholarships available to international students in general, students can look here.
Below is information on scholarships in Thailand. Stay tuned for future articles regarding other Asian countries.
Thailand offers a scholarship for students wanting to study abroad through its Royal Thai Government Sponsorship Program. The program provides funding for four years for students pursuing a Bachelor ́s degree, two years for students pursuing a Master ́s degree, and three years for PhD students. Applicant requirements include a minimum GPA of 3.50 for Bachelor degree and PhD students or at least 2.75 for Master ́s degree students; 213 points on the Internet-based TOEFL or 6 on the IELTS; and must be Thai nationals. Moreover, recipients may be contractually obliged to work for the Thai government upon finishing their studies, depending on the type of grant awarded. For more information on the program and for the application itself, see here.
For updated information regarding external scholarships and opportunities, visit EducationUSA Thailand’s website, the website for the U.S. Embassy in Thailand, and the site for Fulbright Thai.